Erin asks Senator John Cornyn if Republicans will use raising the debt ceiling as leverage against the President in the future after the disastrous summer of 2011.
As this nation continues to steer towards the fiscal cliff, which is just 34 days away now, some are suggesting that lawmakers should put the "Gas Tax" on the negotiation table. Will this help raise much needed revenue, or hurt consumers at exactly the wrong time?
Daniel Altman is an adjunct associate professor of economics at the New York University Stern School of Business.
Our fifth story OutFront: the man behind WikiLeaks
Julian Assange is one of the world's most controversial people. The 41 year-old Australian has posted hundreds of thousands of U.S. military documents, videos and diplomatic cables on his website, and the U.S. government is still scrambling to find out where he got them.
The government believes his source is Army private Bradley Manning, who stands accused of stealing classified documents in 2010 and giving them to WikiLeaks. The former intelligence analyst in Iraq is facing 22 charges, including aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence. FULL POST
Our fourth story OutFront – the backlash builds against Susan Rice
The U.N. ambassador and potential nominee for Secretary of State attempted to make nice with Republicans again today, but her face-to-face with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) appears to have backfired.
Collins is one of the few moderate Republicans left, and if there was one Republican Susan Rice was going to be able to win over, it would have been her. But this afternoon, Collins came out hard against the Ambassador and her comments about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.
Still, the President supports her. So can Ambassador Rice get the necessary votes if she is nominated to take over for Hillary Clinton? OutFront tonight are Reihan Salam, CNN contributor and writer for the "National Review," and Democratic Strategist Tim Punke.
Our third story OutFront: the dangers of Tasers.
Over the past 11 years, nearly 500 people have died after being shocked by these electronic, supposedly non-lethal stun guns, according to Amnesty International.
Yet nearly 95 percent of America's police departments use stun guns, and they're fast becoming the weapon of choice for officers trying to subdue uncooperative suspects. One recent arrest, caught on camera, is reigniting the debate over the use of them.
Miguel Marquez is OutFront with the story of a woman who almost died after being tased. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED AS SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING.